"The President's Own"

 

"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Sousa's Birthday - Nov 6!
The Marine Band will perform a gravesite ceremony honoring the 160th anniversary of its 17th Director John Philip Sousa on Nov. 6, 2019, at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
Marine Band at World Series Parade
On Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, the Marine Band marched in the Washington Nationals' World Series parade in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Marine Band on Tour 2019
On Oct. 15, 2019, the Marine Band performed in the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, Calif., as part of the 2019 annual tour. (Courtesy Travis Miller)
Egyptian Defense Minister Arrival Ceremony
The Marine Band performed for the arrival ceremony of Egyptian Minister of Defense Mohamed Zaki, with U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, at the Pentagon on July 29, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
Commandant Passage of Command
On Thursday, July 11, 2019, the Marine Band supported the Commandant of the Marine Corps Passage of Command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released) View: https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/20737
Marine Big Band
The Marine Big Band, featuring guest jazz vocalist Kate Reid, performed a variety of big band standards and jazz favorites during an outdoor evening concert at Pentagon Row in Arlington, Va., on July 18, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
Fourth of July Concert
On Thursday, July 4, 2019, the Marine Band performed an Independence Day concert at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Gunnery Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Marine Band Concert: 221st Birthday
On July 10, 2019, the U.S. Marine Band performed a concert at the U.S. Capitol. The program celebrated the band's 221st anniversary and featured pieces linked to former Marine Band Directors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert July 20, 2019
On July 20, 2019, the Marine Chamber Orchestra provided concertgoers with much-needed relief from a heat wave hitting the region. Inside the cool Schlesinger concert hall, the ensemble performed Franz Schubert's Overture in C minor, D. 8; Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Opus 131; and featured Staff Sgt. Trevor Mowry as an oboe soloist on Eric Ewazen's "Down a River of Time."
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert: June 22, 2019
The Marine Chamber Orchestra performed a concert titled "American Perspectives," conducted by Col Jason K. Fettig, Saturday, June 22, featuring the music of Arthur Foote, Robert Starer, George Gershwin, and Jennifer Higdon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
Mission
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances, which total more than 500 annually.
Marine Band News
2019 West Coast Tour in Review By Staff Sgt. Chase Baran | November 15, 2019
Veterans Day Concert and Marine Corps Worship Service at Washington National Cathedral By Staff Sgt. Chase Baran | November 8, 2019
Romantic Era Chamber Concert By Gunnery Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali | October 23, 2019
Marine Chamber Music Series Features All American Composers By Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust | October 17, 2019
Interesting Instrumentation: Chamber Music Series, Oct. 13 By Staff Sgt. Chase Baran | October 10, 2019
Chamber Music Series Returns Oct. 6 – Join in Person or Watch Online! By Staff Sgt. Chase Baran | October 3, 2019
Live Stream: Sousa Birthday Ceremony

Concerto Competition: $2,500 Scholarship

2019 Fall & Winter Concerts

Notes Newsletter Spring 2019

Marine Band Newsletter Winter 2019